This assignment is not a 5 paragraph essay. This is a research paper and
must be at least 4-7 pages in length.
For this assignment you must choose one of the prompts as outlined below
unless you receive prior authorization from your instructor. You must
use secondary research from the library databases as we learned from the
library orientation so it is important you chose a topic that
facilitates a well- balanced argument and meets the required page
1. Choose a subject for an argument essay and narrow that subject to a
manageable topic. Then take a stand on that issue (for or against
proposing a change). Be sure to include the opposition’s view and
counterarguments and address them thoroughly. Be sure to include MLA
documentation to find and cite your sources. Be sure to include an
2. Choose a problem from the following list to create your argument:
(plan for change or solution-remember you must use research to show this
A problem you see at your school such as parking, scheduling of classes,
bookstore prices, food prices, etc.
A problem where you work such as parking, scheduling, problems with
co-workers, pay, etc.
A problem from your neighborhood that you would like to see fixed such
as a needed stop sign/stoplight, parking problems, a needed park, etc.
Choose a topic on a local issue where you have developed
significant research to support the argument and can
show the opposition’s point of view.
Recall of San Diego Mayor
Political Hot Topics
After you have chosen a problem related to one of these choices you will
need to come up with a plan for a solution. This plan will become your
thesis. It is what you will be arguing for. Remember using the words
should or must or the phrase needs to helps your reader know that you
are arguing for a change and helps make sure you have developed a
specific plan of action.